The summer heat waves are heat waving, and the climate’s only gonna get worse from here. Until Joe Biden responds to my email begging him for climate action, you’ll find me sipping on these summer drinks that are helping me forget it’s the End Times. Join me, won’t you?
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Mix this tart liqueur with a bit of club soda or sparkling wine, and you have a truly delightful summer spritz. Bonus: The Chicago-based KOVAL distillery sources its ingredients from organic, Midwestern farmers.
Non-alcoholic and sparkling, this drink still has a boozy kick to it — it’s infused with hops, the flower that gives beer its flavor — with none of the hangover involved.
Lunar prides itself on embracing flavors beloved in the Asian American community, and its subtle and delicious Korean plum drink is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
The canned cocktail craze is here to stay for a while, so we might as well embrace it. Drifter’s passion fruit caipirinha evokes the flavors of Brazil and gets its cachaça straight from the mountains outside of Rio.
If you’re going to drink a piña colada out of a can, you might as well try to get as close to the real thing as possible. Cutwater waters nothing down — this has coconut cream liqueur in it with real milk. And if you're more of a tequila drinker? Cutwater's new canned Pineapple Margarita is just as delicious.
For vodka soda fanatics, Canteen’s variety pack reinterprets the classic drink and shaves some of the edge off with flavors like Pineapple, Strawberry, and Lime.
These spiked sparkling teas are made with actual tea and botanicals. The Partea Pack’s flavors include English Breakfast Tea & Lemon, White Tea & Watermelon, and Darjeeling Tea & Hibiscus.
If you’re looking to invest in a good bottle of rum that will carry you through the next few weeks of summer, this bottle is straight from a distillery in Barbados that recently welcomed its first female Master Blender and is aged for up to 7 years in American whiskey casks.
If you’re the type to crank up the heat until you can no longer feel your face (in the best way), this tequila made with 100% Blue Agave and infused with jalapeños seems like a sound choice.
There’s so much you can do with a good prosecco, whether it's sipping it on its own (this Italian option pairs particularly well with cured meats or seafood), or mixing it into a tasty cocktail a la Aperol Spritz or mimosa.
Another great rosé option, this 2021 Pintor Noir tastes like the best elements of summer bottled up — soft on the palate with tones of tangerine, grapefruit and strawberry.
This alcoholic juice pouch is basically the adult Capri Sun of your dreams. The sweetness of the Original Lemonade flavor, for example, masked the alcohol taste enough to keep you sipping with ease. As an added plus, it’s AAPI and woman-owned.
If you haven't yet tried orange wine — which is *not* made from oranges, but rather from white grapes that are fermented with the skin still on — consider this your sign to do so. Love Saves offers a fruity-but-not-too-sweet refreshing flavor that's precisely what summer calls for.